The problem: Staying in the healthy lane can get pricey. Buying organic always cost more, and having to toss spoiled produce hurts the heart and the pocket. The solutions: Snag ingredients that last longer, pay attention to juicing volume yields, and don’t be afraid to freeze individual items. Don’t hesitate to peruse the “close to […]
Everyone can add a little more wellness to his or her travel no matter your budget.
These Top 10 spas, voted the best for affordability in our 2012 Readers’ Choice Awards, may just make that spa vacation dream a reality.
We’re celebrating National Grapefruit Month with these five fruity (and wallet-friendly) products we love!
Ever want to try a touch of Botox or a laser treatment but were a bit wary about the price? Now’s your chance! August is SpaFinder Medical Spa Month, which means you receive a free consultation, plus a $100 credit towards a cosmetic procedure valued at $300 or more. Spas across the country are participating […]
Many of the questions I receive from readers have something to do with finding a good deal at a spa in their area or in their travels, so I thought I would address all of those questions with this answer: MAKE A SPA APPOINTMENT DURING WELLNESS WEEK™ – MARCH 21-27!
I have been trying to plan a vacation for myself in August and thought maybe I could find a spa-type place to go. I am a single mom (age 43), not into the typical “singles” scene, but don’t want to go somewhere there will be lots of families. I love outdoor activities (snorkeling, hiking, etc). I love fitness classes and just doing things I haven’t tried before. I like to be in a group with organized activities rather than try to go it alone. I would love to go to the Caribbean, British Virgin Islands, somewhere tropical, but not too quiet and sedentary. I am not sure about Mexico at this time. I would like something economical and not looking for gaudy, just classy and fun. I would fly from Newark, NJ or in that area.”
Sometimes you don’t always have the time or funds to get away for a long retreat, so a staycation may be a perfect fit for you right now. If you love all-things-spa as much as we do, then you’ve likely experienced a spa day, but have you ever experienced a staycation? During a staycation – […]
For spa lovers, nothing beats a spa day (or a getaway), but sometimes ‘letting yourself go’ may seem like a splurge. We say spa is part of personal maintenance, overall wellness, and mental health. So, here are a few tips to keep in mind so you can spa on a budget.
Get set for some serious savings this summer while spending some well-deserved time off at a selection of budget-friendly getaway spa retreats. These resorts prove you don’t always need to splurge to have a spectacular spa getaway. Check out SpaFinder’s Readers’ Choice winners in the Best for Affordability category.
Remember when the word luxury was the only term you heard in the spa world? It wasn’t too long ago. But in the last year or so, the meaning of luxury has changed for all of us. What is luxury? In today’s economic climate, luxury no longer just means “opulence” and unnecessary frills have become silly. Smart spas are focusing on giving spa goers two operative words: quality and value.
I recently had the opportunity to experience the new, affordable Red Door spa brand, Simply Face and Body.
The verdict: Simply excellent! $49 a pop for a massage or a facial. Finally, someone has struck the perfect balance between affordability and quality.
2009 Spa Trends Continued… Susie Ellis, SpaFinder Insider My last post was the list of SpaFinder’s Top Ten Spa Trends for 2009. Most people (except Peter who has to put up with my endless musings and Betsy and Beth at RBI who help me edit the report) don’t realize how long it takes me to […]
Anni Hood, group spa director and creator of Talise, the Jumeirah spa brand, flew in from Dubai to run this race – her first marathon. A friend of hers, Maria Keeley from London, joined her. Both had begun training about nine months ago for the 26.2 mile race, which begins on Staten Island and winds […]
My Analysis of some of the Recent 2007 ISPA Spa Industry Study: Learning about Day Spas, Resort/Hotel Spas, Medical Spas, etc.
My Analysis of some of the Recent 2007 ISPA Spa Industry Study: Learning about Day Spas, Resort/Hotel Spas, Medical Spas, etc. by Susie Ellis The one good thing about coming down with a cold on Thanksgiving is that you don’t eat as much and you get to catch up on your sleep – and some […]
Peter and I just arrived at the Lodge at Woodloch, a Destination Spa this afternoon. We drove up from Manhattan and arrived exactly five minutes before my Astara facial was to begin. What a delight to see how everything has come together. Woodloch opened a year ago this summer and we were part of their […]
Before leaving Utah, I wanted to take a quick look at Fitness Ridge which was the spa featured in the USA Today article in which we were also quoted (In particular they listed our top 10 Readers’ Choice winners for Most Affordable Spas.”) The story was titled “Fit & Frugal – Affordable spa resorts promise […]